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at the last minute…st. patrick’s day marshmallows

For everyone out there who doesn’t have extra hours to make St. Patrick’s Day decorated cookies (CLICK HERE if you do), then here’s a treat that takes mere seconds to make: St. Patty’s marshmallows.

for st. patty’s marshmallows you will need:*

green edible marker
green sanding sugar or sprinkles
cup of water
lollipop sticks

*You can find green food writers in the craft store, though I use Americolor Gourmet Writers. Find the sprinkles (go for sanding sugar or very fine sprinkles) and the lollipop sticks in the craft store.

what to do:
For shamrocks, simply draw a shamrock and insert stick, if desired. For glittery marshmallows, insert a lollipop stick into a marshmallow. Quickly submerge the marshmallow in a cup of water. Immediately sprinkle sanding sugar or sprinkles over marshmallow to completely coat. Tap off excess and set aside to dry.

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  1. Mr. P
    Posted March 16, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Permalink


    These are going to change my life. Beyond recognition. Parties will never be the same.

  2. Mae
    Posted March 17, 2010 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    *gasp*!! These are adorable!

  3. Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul
    Posted March 17, 2010 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    Very cute…

  4. Samantha
    Posted March 17, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Well I just have spent 30 mins so far looking at your blog and I have to say! FANTASTIC!! I love all and I mean all your ideas and achievements your blog is fun and friendly and I love the look of everything!

    I found your blog as I am looking to make some clear lollies on sticks for my wedding and was searching where I could buy the sticks and your blog popped up! so glad I stumbled on it! I have not found the sticks but had a lovely ½ hour! thank you!!!! Samantha :0)

    I am going to put your blog on my blog so my blogging friends can see your brilliant blog too!

  5. Samantha
    Posted March 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Your welcome thanks for your comments too! hugs Samantha :0)

  6. kuriouskitteh
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Clever, and cute!

  7. amycatalogna
    Posted March 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I made these for teacher gifts (sans the sticks). Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. CM2
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    These look so insanely SIMPLE! Way cute!! TY

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